l Glutamine benefits include..
Glutamine is a powerful growth hormone booster. Here's a breakdown of a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
An oral glutamine load was administered to nine healthy subjects to determine the effect on circulating growth hormone concentrations.
Two grams glutamine were dissolved in a drink and ingested over a 20-min period 45 min after a light breakfast.
Ninety minutes after the glutamine administration load both plasma bicarbonate concentration and circulating plasma growth hormone concentration were elevated.
These findings demonstrate that a surprisingly small oral glutamine load is capable of elevating plasma growth hormone levels.
L Glutamine is an amino acid found naturally in protein rich foods, such as as beans, beef, chicken, nuts and fish. It is the most abundant amino acid in the body.
The study above provided a nice boost in HGH with only 2 grams.
I get the best HGH kick when I take 4-5 grams
I used to take mine right before bed as is often recommended, but I found I was waking up in the middle of the night. This happens to some people, but not everyone.
I now take my glutamine first thing in the morning, or just after an intense workout.
If it doesn't effect your sleep, right before bed would be the best option. Otherwise use it post workout, or first thing in the morning.
I like to take mine on an empty stomach.
Since glutamine is found in the foods you eat every day, it's very safe. The only know side effect is upset stomach, which only occurs at very high doses.
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There are much more expensive products out there with all sorts of wild claims about higher absorption rates, but to me an amino acid is an amino acid.
This stuff gets the job done, and it's cheap.